No compromises. It’s the backbone of ISAORA, and the common thread that ties us to Knox Robinson. Robinson, previously the editor of The FADER, is like the physical embodiment of the word “dynamic.” While juggling a career in the editorial world (though he retired from FADER in 2005, guy still keeps his writing game fresh, covering music and culture for the likes of GQ and V Magazine) and keeping his hand in the music pot (he’s managed the careers of Theophilus London, BLK JKS, and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble), Robinson has helped push the needle in the running scene, publishing FIRST RUN, a journal on international running culture, and co-founding BLACK ROSES NYC, one of the city’s most energized running collectives. With Robinson as a conduit, all these seemingly disparate worlds collide, creating a type of lifestyle that is inclusionary, expansive, real, and—did we use this word already?—dynamic.
And so, with the launch of #TRAINBETTER, we wanted to introduce you to Robinson, a man everyone here at ISAORA aspires to be. He took some time off from training around the wide-open expanses of Beacon, New York (where he’s lived since 2008 after moving from the city) to answer some questions. Here, we attempt to get into the mind of a person who has, whether we’re talking about work or passions, stayed true to himself 100% of the time. Now that’s what we call living… no compromises.